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Charred surroundings clear sign family is lucky to keep home

THANKFUL: Despite losing a caravan and the contents of a shipping container to fire, Ross Allan and his daughter Aleisa are happy they did not lose their home. Virtually nothing remains of a caravan (below) engulfed by fire.
THANKFUL: Despite losing a caravan and the contents of a shipping container to fire, Ross Allan and his daughter Aleisa are happy they did not lose their home. Virtually nothing remains of a caravan (below) engulfed by fire. Chris Ison Rokcfire

WHEN Margaret Allan saw her home intact, surrounded by charred bushland, relief overwhelmed her.

The Struck Oil resident and her husband and daughter were forced to evacuate their home on Wednesday afternoon as an out of control bushfire approached.

Margaret said that as flames closed in on the property, she feared the worst.

"They evacuated us as the fire was coming down the hill so we all had to get out and spent the night in town," Margaret said.

"We thought our house was gone and the lady across the road thought her house was gone and they managed to save it.

"We lost our caravan and the shipping container up the back full of stuff but apart from that we were very lucky.

"Even the clothes on the line didn't get burnt."

Margaret's husband Ross praised emergency service workers for their hard work.

"The fire coming over the hill was just raging. The whole place was just that thick with smoke, we just thought it was all gone," Ross said.

"We would like to send our appreciation to the police and the firies and emergency services. They were outstanding.

"They've all been very professional, very efficient and very helpful."

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